Hardik Pandya’s fiery opening spell rattled the West Indies batting lineup, propelling India to a dream start in the 2nd T20I. With an astonishing display of pace, Hardik snared two crucial wickets in quick succession, leaving the opposition reeling at a mere 2/2 in just 0.4 overs.

Suryakumar Yadav’s exceptional athleticism stole the show as he plucked a remarkable diving catch at short extra cover, dismissing Brandon King for a golden duck off Hardik Pandya’s first delivery. Pandya’s well-pitched half-volley led King to attempt a drive, but the ball sailed up to Suryakumar’s right. With lightning reflexes, he sprang to his right and grabbed a stunning low catch with both hands.

Johnson Charles became Pandya’s next victim, falling prey to an outswinger that prompted an uppish cover drive, only to be comfortably pouched by Tilak Varma at the point. Hardik’s starting spell propelled India to a splendid start, leaving the West Indies reeling at 2/2 in a mere 0.4 overs.

Last Updated on August 6, 2023

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